I'm still watching Shameless
, recently went through
and kind of liked
HIMYM (except for the ending - after all the suspense, please). I
find some of the premises and content of TBBT and most of TAAHM
offensive and sexist but still I follow them as a kind of guilty
, The West Wing
, and Absolutely
all-time classics and I also like the odd SciFi-series
(ST:VOY, B5; JMS' other one ( Jeremiah) is also well done);
Friends, MASH, Coupling weren't bad either. Those who liked Six
Feet Under might recognize parts of Waugh's 'The Loved One'
out of date, but at one point I liked
Mozart and the Whale, Peindre ou faire l'amour, 5x2, I slept well
through "Good Night and Good Luck", "Fail-Safe" vs "Dr.
Strangelove" (both 1964) ...
Mostly arthouse stuff in small cinemas but I live near a shopping
center with a plex so occasionally I go there, too.
Viennale is always a great opportunity.
"I can't sign this - this has more lies than my OkCupid Profile"
(Han in 2 Broke Girls, 2E15)
currently Cordelia Fine's Delusions
; Discipline and Punish and other works by Michel
Foucault also made quite an impression (I most certainly do read
Other authors whose books I enjoyed: Douglas Adams, Isabel Allende,
Margaret Atwood, Simone de Beauvoir, Gioconda Belli, Heinrich
Boell, Tara Bradbury, Bertold Brecht, Ingeborg Bachmann, Roald
Dahl, Margaret Drabble, Friedrich Duerrenmatt, Umberto Eco, Michel
Foucault, Max Frisch, Johan Galtung (umph), Heinrich Heine, Marlen
Haushofer, Michel Houellebecq, John Irving, P. D. James, Elfriede
Jelinek, Milan Kundera, Marian Keyes, Siegfried Lenz, Judith
Levine, Harper Lee, Leena Lehtolainen, Stanislaw Lem, Primo Levi,
Astrid Lindgren, Henning Mankell, Haruki Murakami, Iris Murdoch,
Larry Niven, Christine Noestlinger, Per Nilsson, George Orwell,
Mervyn Peake, Pitigrilli, Raymond Queneau, Ayn Rand, Eduardo del
Río Rius, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dorothy L. Sayers, Arno Schmidt, Stevie
Smith, Friedrich Torberg, Joan Smith, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien,
Mario Vargas Llosa, (Unamuno? haven't read anything by him yet ...
maybe Updike ... Uderzo? prefer Rius, s. a. ...), Hannelore
Valencak, Norah Vincent, Kurt Vonnegut, Evelyn Waugh, ...
Some Indie/Folk (Ani DiFranco
, Clara Luzia, ...);
some NDW (a type of German pop music): Foyer des Arts, Grobschnitt;
; some Punk: Ska-P
, The Sex Pistols
classical music (Opera, OE1); I can tolerate most types of music
for a short while except country/folk/Volksmusik, Techno but
usually prefer silence and musc perfumes
tortillas (latin american, not spanish); I'm
won't usually get into a food fight (pun intended) with meat
eaters, have no qualm with shopping dairy and egg products (in case
of sickness/emergency/starvation I might even purchase meat
products, depending on the person asking; I have done so for
colleagues in an office setting)
Duh. This is just a minuscule slice of me ...